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Simply Abundant Living: Frugal Food Edition

| 12/6/2018 11:16:00 AM

My pantry 

Are you searching how to live on less due to limited funds, retirement, experiencing a job loss or simply want to live a lifestyle of sustainability? Spending less on food is vital. That doesn’t mean you have eat cheap boxes of fluorescent orange macaroni and cheese boxes along with ramen noodles. . .you can dine very well on a few dollars a day! It requires a little work but is so worth it. Here is how I do it. . .

I live with just my husband and dog now that our sons are grown – but throughout the past 30 years – we have budgeted just $2 per day per person for food.  The key is – you have to cook your food from scratch. That makes it so much healthier and cuts the cost. Read informative blogs and articles, watch YouTube videos, etc. for detailed how-to’s on practically everything food related!

For example –

1, Instead of buying a bag of chips that lasts for a short time – buy a 5 lb. bag of potatoes for the same price. From that bag you can make chips (just slice super thin, season, put on parchment paper, then bake or microwave until crisp), mashed, baked, or hash browns – YUM.

2. My sons loved plain rice with soy sauce as a snack – so I would make a pot of it a few times a week and keep in the fridge for them to grab when hungry between meals. Not the boxed instant rice – the real rice from a bag that you simply cook on the stovetop, instapot or rice cooker.

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